by Michelle Petrillo

London is home to some of the most extravagant hotels in the world and guess what - you don’t actually have to spend the night to enjoy one these lavish lobby bars. Bottoms up!


The London EDITION

Order up a cocktail and opt for a game of snooker, it’s all about working hard and playing harder at the London EDITION lobby bar. The atmosphere boasts a tasteful combination of historical charm and modern functionality. Be sure to look up at the intricate ceiling accents and elaborate paintings- they will leave you in awe.  10 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NP


The Rosewood Hotel - Scarfes Bar 

Step into the glamorous Rosewood estate and immerse yourself in a velvet armchair at the Scarfes Bar, with an interior that begs you to stay for hours. Inspired by the sophistication of a gentleman's club, you'll be greeted by a roaring fire amongst thousands of antique books handpicked by a portobello dealer. It's truly a spot to see and be seen.  252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN


Claridges- The Fumoir Bar

This iconic hotel truly defines London - stylish and sophisticated with a very rich history.  Discreetly tucked away, The Fumoir is a hidden gem with a 1930’s Art Deco flair. Grab a coveted seat at the horseshoe shaped aubergine bar with dimly lit crystal lighting.  It’s a seductive spot for an expertly-made cocktail (in a Lalique glass of course).   Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR


Bulgari Hotel

Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, the timeless glamour of the Il Bar at the Bulgari Hotel is sleek, sexy and seamless. The glossy polished mahogany walls, black marble lounge and signature metal bar capture Bulgari’s trademark attention to fine detail. Grab an early evening aperitivo and experience la dolce vita in London.   171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW


The Corinthia- Crystal Moon Lounge

Few things are prettier – and more instagrammable – than high tea at The Corinthia. The neutral interior paired with vibrant floral arrangements emulates effortless style. The Crystal Moon Lounge welcomes visitors with sumptuous seating and bespoke William Edwards' fine china tea sets for a cup of proper English tea and then some. All attention is directed towards a stunning Baccarat Chandelier which illuminates the grand ceilings and glossy marble floors.   Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2BD